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6 Months for Ollie

Nancy

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Hi all,

Today is the 6 month anniversary of Ollie's arrival. Happy to report that he's doing well and is hunting small shrimp at this moment.

Here is a pic - there is a slight double image becasue of the curved class on my aquarium front - but it's Ollie, up at the waterline hunting shrimp.

Nancy
 

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He looks so big and healthy!!! I was looking at some old shots of Ink and the growth is just amazing!!! We should start a board with before and present shots to compare the differences of everyones!!!!

Carol
 

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Nancy, you need to try and post a pic of Ollie next to a hand or something for size reference... :smile: Just so we can see just how big he really is!

C
 

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OK, I'll work on that. The funny thing about Ollie (and all bimacs, I suppose) is that he can be different sizes, bigger or smaller. Maybe he makes himself larger by filling his mantle with water and extending his arms. I've found it very difficult to measure him, but I get the impression that he is larger than the standard bimac dimensions.

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Here's my attempt at measuring! Ink thought it was a game!! Looked like he was cramming his eyeball to watch every move! Not sure what I ended up measuring, but he seemed to enjoy the attention!!

Carol
 

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That is such a great pic of Ink being measured, Carol!

As for Ollie's size - I'm reposting the pic here because the magnet is about 4 inches long. So the distance from his eye to the tip of his mantle is at least 6 inches, and I've measured his arms at over 14 inches. His arms are quite substantial, too (and really fun to touch!).

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Nancy said:
That is such a great pic of Ink being measured, Carol!

As for Ollie's size - I'm reposting the pic here because the magnet is about 4 inches long. So the distance from his eye to the tip of his mantle is at least 6 inches, and I've measured his arms at over 14 inches. His arms are quite substantial, too (and really fun to touch!).

Nancy
Nancy do u enjoy touching you're big and healthy octo?
I LOVE touching octopuses and letting them feel me with pleasure and curiosity. It feels good.
They feel soo squishy, and soft and slippery when they touch you.
It's amazing. And they feel lovable.
That's why I love BIG octopuses becuase u can feel them more with all the suckers and arms.
 

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